By Nnenna Ezeah
Inter Governmental Action Group Against Money Laundering in West Africa, GIABA, has called for a further strengthening of the law enforcement agencies in the west African region so as to make them effective in the fight against money laundering and terrorism financing.
“Those who are supposed to implement anti-money laundering law need to be trained,” said Mr Abdulahi Shehu, Director-General, GIABA.
In an interview with Vanguard, he said the group, in fulfillment of its mandate has executed various training programmes to enhance the capacity of law enforcement and anti-money laundering agencies.
“In order to effectively fight money laundering and financing terrorism, we have to strengthen the capacity of the various authorities and those who are responsible for the law need to be sensitized and we have done that effectively and the law has now been passed.
Those who are supposed to implement the law need to be trained. We started the training long time ago but we are going to increase the momentum of the training,” he stated.